Jeremy Jackson

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Jeremy Jackson
Donna D'Errico and Jeremy Jackson.jpg
Jackson with Baywatch co-star Donna D'Errico.
Born Jeremy Dunn Jackson[citation needed]
(1980-10-16) October 16, 1980 (age 36)
Newport Beach, California
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1987-present
Spouse(s) Loni Willison (2012-2014; separated)

Jeremy Dunn Jackson (born October 16, 1980) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Hobie Buchannon on the television show Baywatch.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Music career[edit]

Jackson was introduced to music by David Hasslehoff who he starred with on Baywatch. Jackson supported Hasselhoff on his 1993 European tour and Jackson was signed to Edel Records by Peter Lopez. Australian musician Mark Holden, who was working with Hasselhoff, wrote a number of songs and produced the album.[1]

Albums[edit]

  • Number One (1994) NL #17, DE #90
  • Always (1995)

Singles[edit]

  • "I Need You" (1994)
  • "Looking For My Number 1" (1994)
  • "You Can Run" (1995)
  • "French Kiss" (1995)
  • "I'm Gonna Miss You" (1995)
  • "You Really Got It Going On" (1997)

Other[edit]

Jackson was featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue in March 2006. He has been referred to as "Mr. MySpace" and was a guest on The Tyra Banks Show.[2] Jackson has been performing in clubs from London to Las Vegas. Jackson endorses Ed Hardy Clothing, and hosts fashion shows around the world for the fashion house.

He appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in which former teen idols attempt to revitalize their careers. In one episode he claimed he beat out Leonardo DiCaprio for the part of Hobie Buchannon; this was later verified by David Hasselhoff.[3] The show is co-produced by Scott Baio and Jason Hervey.[4]

In 2012 Jeremy worked with PhilaDreams Films on the upcoming movie Dreams, which was filmed by Thomas J. Walton and Vaughn Goland.[5] It has so far not been released.

In January 2015, Jackson participated in the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5. After four days, producers removed him from the house for opening fellow housemate Chloe Goodman's dressing gown against her will.[6] Jackson was later cautioned by the Hertfordshire Police following their investigation into common assault.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Jackson was born in Newport Beach, California.

He admitted during an interview on the E! TV special Child Star Confidential[8] that he had a severe drug problem during the time he was on Baywatch. He partly attributes his decision to leave Baywatch to his drug problem, as the drugs made him feel that working on the show was beneath him. After being arrested in a methamphetamine raid and a long stint in a drug rehab, Jackson says he beat his addiction, remaining clean and sober since 2000. Jackson appeared on as a guest on the news talk show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC[9] and on ABC's The View[citation needed]to talk about his drug addiction and methamphetamine in Hollywood.[citation needed]

In 2008, a sex tape of Jackson and adult video star Sky Lopez was offered for sale. Jackson asserted that he was physically threatened into giving the tape to men who claimed they represented Lopez.[10]

In 2011, Jackson was a fifth-season cast member on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which depicted his recovery from steroid addiction.[11]

On December 12, 2012, Jackson married his longtime girlfriend, Loni Willison, in a private ceremony on the beach.[citation needed] They separated two years later.

In April 26, 2015, Jackson was arrested after a man was found with a stab wound in his torso. The Westlake stabbing victim told police “that he’d been attacked by ‘Hobie.’”. Jackson told TMZ the stabbing was in self-defense, claiming he was the victim of an attempted robbery. The D.A. agreed ... he was never charged.

Later in August 2015, Jackson was again arrested for stabbing someone. Jackson got into an argument with a woman near her L.A home, and at some point he flipped out and stabbed her with a knife and fled the scene, but the police picked him up later at a hotel. The alleged victim says Jackson stabbed her in the back, arm and leg. She claims Jeremy was trying to steal her boyfriend's car and when she tried to stop him he started stabbing. Following his arrest on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats, Jackson pled not guilty and voluntarily entered rehab.[12]

In 2017, as part of a plea bargain, Jackson was sentenced to 270 days in jail for a 2015 stabbing.[13]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

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